VSCCA Prepping for 70th Mount Equinox Hill Climb

Arlington, VT — The Vintage Sports Car Club of America will host the 70th running of its Mount Equinox Hill Climb Aug. 11-12 on the 3,848 footer near Manchester, VT.
Photo: Stefan Vapaa

The longest paved hill climb in the world, it’s bested in age on this continent only by the Pikes Peak event. The 5.2-mile course features 41 turns, 20 of which are hairpins, and an elevation increase of 3,140 feet. Except for one short downhill stretch, cars and drivers climb all the way, running close to — and sometimes a bit over — redline to avoid the risk of bogging down in a higher gear.

Originally a Sports Car Club of America contest, the Mount Equinox climb attracted Briggs Cunningham, John Fitch, Sam Posey and many other famous racers. The VSCCA took over sanctioning in 1973.
Competitors come not only to race up the mountain, but for the ambiance of the event — making it an occasion for the whole family.
Get full details, including who’s coming and impressions on the event from one competitor.